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Craft for your Local Shelters Day - 5 Crafts to Donate to an Animal Shelter

National Craft for your Local Shelters Day, on July 21st, is a holiday to recognize that we can donate to our local shelters with acts of love and kindness. This includes making beds, toys, vests and bandanas that say "adopt me," leashes, and more! Using fabric or even old clothing that you have around your house, you can make a difference for furbabies in need.

Before you begin, be sure to contact the shelter you’re considering donating to and confirm that they will receive your donation! Some shelters may have a surplus of supplies, or may appreciate different crafts more than others.

How to Use Amazon Alexa to Keep Your Dog Safe

Alexa can be extremely helpful for managing our devices around the house, telling us about the weather, and making shopping lists. But what can Alexa do for our furbabies? With the help of technology, we can enrich the lives of our pets and keep them safe while we’re away. Anxiety is extremely common in dogs, whether it be triggered by loud noises or their owner’s absence.  Here are some helpful tips to get the most out of your Alexa devices, and ease anxiety in your pets.

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe & Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks can be fun and exciting for hoomans, but not so much for our furbabies. The loud bangs, smokey smell, and bright flashes of light can cause anxiety along with barking, howling, and crying. Some pups may even try to escape their homes, leading to the Fourth of July having the highest rate of lost pets than any other day of the year. Even if your dog is well-behaved normally, it’s important to keep them safe by taking extra precautions the week of Independence Day.

Vet : Preventing Separation Anxiety as Furparents Return to Work
While many furparents wish they could be at home with their furbabies 24/7, responsibilities such as work, errands, and grocery shopping pull us away from them. A sharp change in routine can be extremely stressful for our dogs, especially when they’re unable to understand when we’ll return. The result of this stress is separation anxiety; whether it appears in the form of crying, barking, chewing of shoes, or attempts to escape. Separation anxiety is a common but difficult condition many dogs and owners face. It can be distressing not only for your dog, but also leave you as an owner feeling guilty for going out and leaving your best friend at home. 
Vet: The Most Common Home-Alone Accidents for Senior Dogs

Leaving your dog at home while you’re working at the office for eight hours, or even just shopping at the grocery store for two hours, can be incredibly stressful as a furparent. Even when a house is pup-proofed, there are infinite ways that your dog can manage to find trouble. Your mind races with “what-ifs” and you find yourself constantly distracted instead of getting work done. 

We spoke to Dr. Hannah Curtis, who provides at-home general wellness veterinary care in North Orange County, California. 

Vet: The Most Common Home-Alone Accidents for Younger Dogs

Leaving your dog at home while you’re working at the office for eight hours, or even just shopping at the grocery store for two hours, can be incredibly stressful as a furparent. Even when a house is pup-proofed, there are infinite ways that your dog can manage to find trouble. Your mind races with “what-ifs” and you find yourself constantly distracted instead of getting work done. 

Younger dogs that are filled with energy are constantly seeking stimulation, and have a tendency to go scavenging for fun things to play with and eat. So how can a parent protect their furbaby while they’re away? 

Winter Care for Dogs
Once November rolls around, we start to break out the boots and winter coats — but what about our furry friends? What do we need to do to prepare them for the winter season?
Crate Training Do's and Don'ts
So, you're bringing home a new dog. This is sure to be an exciting time for you and your family as you discover all the joys a furbaby brings. However, with great dogs comes the great responsibility of training. Whether you have a new puppy or a pooch that's a bit older, you'll need to show them the ropes. One excellent method to employ is crate training.
9 Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog While You're Away
It's hard to leave your furbaby home alone, especially if you're worried they're bored or lonely. Unfortunately, you can't quit your job to cuddle with your furry friend all day long, so how can you have peace of mind while you're away? Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make sure your floof is having a ball while you're gone. You can enjoy your time apart and still rejoice in your time together. The key lies in mental stimulation.
Dog Breeds That Love Other Dogs
When you're a dog lover, sometimes one four-legged friend just isn't enough. There are those of us who love the idea of a home filled with loveable, adorable pups. But if you are going to have a house full of dogs, it's important to create a harmonious balance. You want to find dog breeds who get along and become best pals with both you and each other.
What Colors Can Dogs See?
A common misconception we have about our canine companions is that they are completely color blind. While this is partly true, it doesn't give you a full understanding of how your dog sees the world. When we think of color blind, we think of a black-and-white movie — only seeing the world in black, white and various shades of gray.
Best Dog Breeds for Seniors
Everyone should have the opportunity to share their life with a dog. They are faithful companions who fill our days with joy and offer unquestioning love. If you're getting older, this may be the perfect time to become a pawrent. The golden years of our life are usually associated with a slower, quieter time, and having a dog by your side will fill your life with love and chase away any loneliness.
Why Won't My Dog Eat?
Whether you're a new dog parent or you've had dogs most of your life, it's distressing and sad to see your furbaby not eating. The majority of dogs go gaga when mealtime comes around, jumping around excitedly or waiting expectantly by their food bowl. 
How Long Can You Leave Your Dog in the Car?
As a proud pawrent, you might love to bring your dog everywhere you go. Thankfully, more and more stores, outdoor restaurants and other locations are making it easy for your pup to tag along with you. However, the majority of places prohibit animals.
Hot Weather Tips: How to Cool Down a Fluffy Dog
Summer is an amazing time for both pups and their humans. There is so much to do, and your dog will probably be as happy as can be to join you in all your fun summer activities. But if you have a fluffy pooch covered in fur, you may be concerned about them overheating.
What Should a Puppy Know
We'll look at what puppies should know at different stages of development and what you can expect of your pup along the way. Raising a puppy is an adventure and might seem tricky at times, but with some knowledge and patience, you'll get the hang of it quick.
Leaving Your Dog for the First Time on Vacation

You and your dog do everything together — from enjoying long walks on sunny days and playing in the park to curling up together on the couch when the weather isn't so cooperative, you're two peas in a pod. You can't imagine life without the friendly panting, tail-wagging and begging of your best friend and baby, so it's hard to picture spending a vacation without him or her. Who will feed her? Will your caregiver give him enough cuddles? Is your dog better off at home, out in the backyard, boarded at a kennel or left with a friend or family member? 

 

 

Reasons Dogs Eat Grass
Why do dogs eat grass? If you’ve ever seen your furbaby munching on the green stuff, you may wonder why they do it. After all, their bowl is filled with yummy and nutritional food they love.
Do All Dogs Know How to Swim?
Can all dogs swim? Because we call a specific swimming stroke the “doggy paddle,” and plenty of furry pups do seem to take to the water without ever needing swimming lessons, many people assume all dogs are good swimmers — but this is a common, and potentially dangerous, myth. While there are plenty of dogs that swim, some struggle with water, and some are even at risk of drowning.
How to Tell If Your Dog Loves You
“Does my dog know I love them?” This is a common question from humans all over the world. Of course, you love your furbaby. You’d do anything for them. Your furry friend seems to love you in return, too, but how do you know?
What Puppy Sleeping Positions Mean
Puppies love to sleep, and puppy sleeping positions vary from the adorable to the frankly bizarre. You may have gotten some great photos of your furbaby dozing, but have you ever wondered what your pup's sleep position means?  It turns out, there may be something you can learn from how your furry buddy chooses to catch forty winks.
Why Does My Dog Lick My Face?
Dogs can’t communicate with words the way you do, but they do use body language to “talk” to you. One of the behaviors your dog may use involves licking, especially licking your face. If you’ve ever wondered why your dog licks your face, the roots of the behavior run deep.
Ways to Keep Your Puppy Busy Indoors
If you have a puppy, you already know your furbaby is an adorable bundle of energy. When he's not napping, your cute little puff of fur is go, go and go. Puppyhood is an important stage of development for dogs, so you need to keep puppy entertained — whether you are indoors or out.
The Most Wolf-Like Breeds
Dogs have all descended from wild canines, such as wolves, but most breeds have had their more wild features eliminated through many generations of domestication and breeding. However, in the past few years, wolf-dogs have become more popular, in part because of hit TV shows like "Game of Thrones," which feature fictional species of wolves.
What to Do When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk
Unfortunately, because skunks get so close, they can sometimes tango with your furbaby. Often, they’re not especially afraid of dogs and other animals, which is why many a dog gets sprayed by a skunk. It’s a difficult situation, especially when you see those puppy eyes — and then that smells hits you!
Do Dogs Really Need Sweaters for Snow?

Do dogs get cold in snow? You may have wondered this when bundling your furbaby up in his or her favorite coat or sweater before a walk.

Well, if you want to start a great debate, ask a group of dog lovers: “Do dogs need winter sweaters?” You’re sure to get a ton of different answers!

Can You Leave a Dog Alone Overnight?
Can you leave a dog alone overnight? There are times you may not be able to be at home at night. When contemplating whether or not to leave your dog alone overnight, consider the following: 
How Long Can You Leave a Puppy in a Crate?
How long can you leave a puppy in a crate? If you have a new pup, this is a question you need to be asking yourself a lot. Eventually, you will need to run errands or leave for work. What happens then? How long can a puppy stay in a crate?
Why Does My Dog Bark at Me When I Leave the House?
If you want to say something to a human, you use English. For dogs, this really isn't an option. If you're wondering, “Why does my dog bark at me when I leave the house?” you may as well be wondering, “Why do I speak?”
Best Dog Breeds for Humans Living the Single Life
Living the single life can be great! You get to enjoy ample time to pursue your hobbies and there's little need compromise. There are times where you may want a companion, though. The great news is that if you are alone, you have lots of time and attention to lavish on a furry family member. You might make a great dog owner!
12 Benefits of Sleeping With Your Dog
When it comes to sleeping with your dog, there are many benefits to sharing your sleeping space with your fur baby. Allowing your dog to sleep on your bed has a different meaning for you and your dog. For you, it can be a way to snuggle. For your dog, it’s an important bonding experience.
How Can I Celebrate My Dog's Birthday?
Throwing a birthday party for your dog can be a great way to celebrate with canine companions and their human friends. Sure, a dog birthday party is more for the humans involved than for the dogs, but very often the furry guys also have a lot of fun. Dog birthday party games and dog birthday party food is always a big hit with dogs.
10 Dog Breeds With the Worst Separation Anxiety
If you're away from home a lot and want to have a dog, you may well have asked yourself: “Which dog breeds suffer from separation anxiety?” It's an important question to ask if you're away from home a lot. The worst dog breeds for separation anxiety are more prone to bad behaviors, anxiety, stress and upset stomach when you're gone.
How to Deal With Puppy Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety in puppies is a serious problem. Although it is not completely understood, we know that separation anxiety occurs because animals are left alone and have a hard time coping with loneliness. Symptoms of separation anxiety in a puppy can include pacing, panting, drooling, barking, crying, destructive behaviors, stress and anxiety for your furriest family member and more.
Best Dogs for People Who Work Full-Time
If you work outside the home but still want a fur baby to thoroughly lavish attention on, you may wonder what the best dog is for leaving home alone. Choosing the right dog can make a huge difference.
How Long Can You Leave a Dog Home Alone?

It’s a question everyone with a furbaby has asked at one point: ”How long can I leave my dog alone?” Whether you plan on heading out for a day trip, to work or to run errands, you may wonder whether it’s acceptable to leave your dog on his or her own for that length of time.

6 Reasons Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads
Perhaps the cutest thing dogs do is tilt their heads when they are looking at you. But why do they do it? There are six thoughts about why dogs tilt their heads...
The New Science of Dog Psychology
To know if what you are doing really makes them happy, you need to delve into the world of dog psychology. 
Here's Why Two Dogs Are Better Than One
Although having more dogs means more work, there are numerous benefits to having more than one dog. From your personal health to dog’s mental wellness...
Heat Stroke in Dogs: Signs, Prevention, and Treatments
Heat stroke can be a real danger to dogs, and because they cannot exactly tell us when they start feeling the symptoms, it is our job to make sure that they don't overheat.
12 Reasons Dogs Howl, Whine, and Cry
Why does my dog howl, wine or cry? Is there a specific reason? See the 12 reasons to understand why dog howl, whine and cry...
Why Dogs Dig and How to Stop It
Why does my dog keep digging? And How should I stop it? Here are some tips for you to understand why dog dig and ways you can stop it...
10 Things Dog Parents Do That Only Dog Lovers Understand
Are you a REAL dog parent? Here are the 10 things that only the dog parents do and the dog lovers understand. Let's see how much you fit in...
10 Ways to Calm Your Dog Down During Fireworks
To a dog, the world is experienced through sight, sound and smell. Usually it’s a pretty interesting place. But on the Fourth of July, it can become a nightmare. Here are the 10 tips you can help your own puppy make it through the...
Who's a Good Dog! 9 Best "Home Alone" Dog Breeds
Thinking of starting a new life with a dog but you have to work every day? Consider these dog breeds that can do HOME ALONE very well...
How to Find a Good Dog Sitter? - 5 Things to Consider
Need someone to take care your furbaby? Here are 5 things you should consider when finding a qualified dog sitter so that you don't have to worry while you're away. 
Secret Life of Dogs — 7 Things Dog Does When They Are Home Alone
What do they really do when you’re not around? Here are the top 7 things we’ve collected from more than 50,000 Furbo users around the world:
Dog Depression - Cause, Symptom, and Treatment
People often wonder, do dogs feel depression at all, and, if so, do they feel it in the same way that we do?
Why Laser Pointers Are Bad for Dogs?
This game looks fun and stimulating for dogs, and is absolutely entertaining to watch! However, the reality is that laser pointers are amongst the worse and most dangerous toys to play with your dog
Your Neighbor's Nightmare! 10 Breeds That Bark the Most
There are so many breeds to choose from—how do you decide? You also need to look at how easily they train, how big they’ll get, how much grooming and exercise